The Ministry of Defense has developed new rules, according to which the military registration and enlistment offices will put on military records not only young people of military age registered at the place of residence, but also those actually living, i.e. without registration in a specific area, for which the military enlistment office is responsible. Thus, the military department plans, on the one hand, to cover up one of the main ways of evading military service, and on the other, to provide an opportunity to serve or enroll in a military university for those who cannot do this due to problems with registration.
As explained in the military department, at present, the personal military registration of citizens is kept "at their place of residence or place of stay (for a period of more than three months)", i.e. only registered citizens are registered. The new version of the provision is supplemented with the following wording: "including not confirmed by registration at the place of residence or place of stay." Military enlistment offices intend to collect information about young people who are not registered in a particular region through educational institutions and personnel departments of enterprises. Such conscripts will be registered "at the place indicated by citizens in the application as the place of their stay (study)."
Previously, a potential conscript had to go to the place of registration and from there go to the army. Not everyone did it. Now, even if the young man did not manage to register at the place of stay, he is still obliged to appear at the local military registration and enlistment office and report himself. He will be registered (...) everyone will have the opportunity to fulfill their duty - to pass military service or to exercise their right - to enter a military university
- Oleg Zherdev, founder of the Russian association of lawyers of law enforcement agencies "Gvardia", commented on the new rule.
The innovation is expected to come into effect at the end of this year.